Migraines: 8 Ways Chiropractic Helps

Migraines: 8 Ways Chiropractic Helps

Posted By Atlanta Pain & Rehab || 28-May-2014

Migraines and headaches are a common complaint for Americans – around nine out of 10 people regularly suffer headaches. For many people, the pain of a headache goes one step further. Migraines are a severe form of headache with other symptoms attached, for example nausea and vomiting, vision problems, and dizziness. While headaches can be uncomfortable, migraines are often disabling and leave the sufferer unable to work or carry on with their everyday activities. If you suffer from migraines, what do you do? Do you take medication to try to lessen the pain? Or try to carry on as normal and hope the pain goes away? If you want to consider a new alternative, take a look at chiropractic for headache and migraine pain. Here are eight ways chiropractic can make a difference to your chronic pain condition.

  1. Spinal manipulation techniques that are used in chiropractic are demonstrated to improve the alignment of the spine. When the spinal bones are in correct alignment, pressure is taken off the nerves and joints. As this pressure produced pain, when it is removed the pain also disappears.
  2. Chiropractic is useful for treating headaches and migraines that originate in the muscles of the upper back, the neck and the shoulders.
  3. In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractic also makes use of other techniques to minimize pain and discomfort.
  4. Other techniques involved in chiropractic treatment include postural changes that reduce pressure on the spine and therefore lessen discomfort.
  5. Diet and nutrition also play a part in effectively treating spinal pain and associated headaches. A chiropractor can advise on nutrition or refer the patient to a nutrition professional.
  6. Several recent studies show that the spinal manipulation techniques and also the lifestyle remedies that are used in chiropractic treatment are proven to benefit migraine sufferers. For example, a 2001 study from Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC shows that chiropractic provides relief for migraine sufferers by lessening the amount of migraine attacks the patient experiences. Other studies show that chiropractic care also reduces the severity of a migraine when it does occur.
  7. The benefits of chiropractic care for migraines last longer than the benefits associated with taking prescription or over-the-counter medication for headaches
  8. Chiropractic does not involve drugs so you do not suffer any of the side effects associated with medication, such as drowsiness.
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